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One of two or more words that have the same spelling but differ in origin, meaning, and sometimes pronunciation, such as fair (pleasing in appearance) and fair (market) or wind (wĭnd) and wind (wīnd).
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(Linguistics) one of a group of words spelt in the same way but having different meanings. Compare heteronym
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hom•o•graph(ˈhɒm əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈhoʊ mə-)
a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning and usu. origin, whether pronounced the same way or not, as bear1 “to carry; support” and bear2 “animal” or lead1 “to conduct” and lead2 “metal.”
hom`o•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
syn: See homonym.
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A word with the same spelling as another word but a different meaning.
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|Noun||1.||homograph - two words are homographs if they are spelled the same way but differ in meaning (e.g. fair)|
homonym - two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings
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homograph[ˈhɒməʊgrɑːf] N → homógrafo m
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n → Homograf nt
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